Vacancy details

London/Home Counties

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Morgan Sindall Construction
Vacancy title
Year Out Placement (Quantity Surveyor)
Quantity Surveying
Contract type
Year out placement
London/Home Counties
Northern Home Counties

“Talented People are the Key to Our Success”

At Morgan Sindall we offer you a team you can trust and a place to make your mark. With a 3,500 strong workforce, a turnover of c. £1.4 billion and growing you might expect to be a small fish in a big pond; but our decentralised way of working makes being part of the Morgan Sindall team feel different to other big companies. We are fast moving and trust our people to make the best decisions for themselves, our customers and our company.

What you will get

We are set up as a place where you can do your best work and you will get the opportunity to be a part of the UK’s most interesting and complex construction projects. We offer a competitive starting salary, a range of development opportunities and benefits.

Where you will work

We deliver public and private sector projects and frameworks from £50,000 to more than £1 billion. We have been appointed on some of the UK’s most complex construction and engineering schemes.

Morgan Sindall Construction Northern Home Counties

Based in Welwyn Garden City the Northern Home Counties business unit forms part of the London & Home Counties region. One of the largest national main contractors we focus on delivering a variety of projects ranging in value, and sectors across Northern Home Counties.

Our aim is all about delighting our clients again and again by consistently providing exceptional customer service across a wide variety of sectors. We work collaboratively with our clients and have built up a strong reputation of being easy to deal with and very customer focused.

We are extremely proud of our business and our people. Our focus remains as ever in excelling in our delivery, and continuous development and innovation. We treat our supply chain as partners as they are key to our success.

Who we want

We are looking for people who are genuinely interested in our company and have a passion for the sector. Our most successful students have a positive attitude, want to learn and work well with others. Academic record is important, but it’s not the only thing we look at. We pride ourselves on having an inclusive workplace and recently won the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development award for best Diversity and Inclusion.

As an Industrial year out placement student within our business, you will assist the project surveyor to carry out quantity surveying duties in conjunction with other team members and provide effective financial and contractual control on all contracts allocated. Some key responsibilities will include,

  • Undertake costing activities, under direction, utilising a sound working knowledge of the cost coding structure for the project
  • Maintain high personal safety and environmental standards in accordance with company policy
  • Monitor and ensure that full payment is received for all work claimed and certified
  • Liaise with customer representatives and other members of the team to ensure effective communications and a cohesive working environment
  • Ensure that the quality management processes are cascaded and duly acted upon.

Our Placement Programme

We offer 12 month industrial placements to students looking for a year in industry as part of their degree.  The programme has been designed to give you the best possible exposure to our business, during the year you will be involved in some or all of the following areas, depending on your discipline:

  • Engineering
  • Contract planning
  • Preconstruction
  • Quantity Surveying/Commercial
  • Safety, Health & Environment
  • Site Management
  • Tender Planning

What you’ll gain

You’ll gain valuable experience by working on real projects and alongside graduates and experienced professionals.  We also encourage and support our undergraduates to start gathering evidence relating to the professional institution structured development programme, relevant to your discipline.

Upon completion of the programme, you could leave with a graduate job offer and sponsorship for your final year at university

What happens next?

You will be contacted by phone for an initial interview and if successful attend an Assessment Centre Day in London at the end of December 2019.  We also may ask you to complete a Predictive Index Behavioural Assessment prior to interview.

So if you are enthusiastic, hardworking and like to challenge the norm – please apply now.


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